I've fallen in love with the GiantBomb website. From its irreverent humour to the knowledgeable and opinionated masses that fill its forums and comment threads. What really caught me off guard is the intelligence displayed in most of the off topic forums. People aren't, as they say, always douches. There's some really good stuff in there. And so, in this vein, I've decided to make a travel blog for the trip I'm taking in two weeks. I'll be posting it here as well as an (unnamed) travelblog website to not only kill some hours between cities on trains, but also to get insight, opinions and tips from people on stuff to do, what to see etc...
My wife Julie and I will be spending the better part of 15 days in Eastern Europe. I'm 32 and she's 29 and we've always been interested in that part of the world; from its history, music and culture to its incredibly complicated geography. We picked 5 cities in 5 countries. We've saved up for two years to pay for it. We're stoked as balls to finally get going.
We'll be travelling to:
- Berlin, Germany
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Vienna, Austria
- Bratislava, Slovakia
- Budapest, Hungary
We'll be backpacking - and aside from the last two cities, we'll be staying in (admittedly) upper-class hostels. I'm all about meeting cool people so I wanted to pick the hostel route in the bigger cities but I want to avoid the 19 yr olds and their dreads. You know, It's weird being in your early 30s. You're not quite old, but you're not young anymore and you're starting to understand what you want in life. I don't want to share a bathroom. That's my thing. The thought kinda freaks me out, whereas in my late teens I couldn't give two shits about the bathroom - I'd take a leak outside in front of anybody at house parties without thinking twice. Not that I'm older, I prefer my bodily functions remain within my own site lines.
But I digress...
If you've stayed in any of these cities and recommend anything, please do. Also, what's your trip of a lifetime?
On to Blog #2....A trip of a Lifetime 2 - Hostels, Hotels and the B&B